Studielitteratur för sjukvårdspersonal om diagnostik och behandling av ledmuskelbesvär.
Författare: Robin McKenzie och Stephen May.
In the past, pain, stiffness and injury were simply tolerated until the body adapted or broke down completely. Repetitive Strain Injury, 'housemaid's knee', tennis elbow and general physical dysfunction were accepted as part of life's ageing process. However, improved social structure and treatment for these conditions mean that people expect to be able to regain good health, and want instant remedies for their pain.
Numerous health care providers - family physicians, physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths and osteopaths, among others – treat the painful symptoms of musculoskeletal conditions. These practitioners are sometimes loath to admit defeat when the patient does not respond to traditional treatment. Patients put their clinician in charge of curing their condition and expect them to “do something”. Often the patient is the first to give up, resigned to the belief that they cannot regain their physical health.
The authors draw upon current published scientific evidence which overwhelmingly identifies controlled movement and exercise as the most effective means of alleviating pain and restoring function in patients with common musculoskeletal disorders. This last text by Robin McKenzie and co-author Stephen May, allows the clinician to provide the same self-treatment philosophy and management strategies first described in McKenzie’s text The Lumbar Spine, Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. These rarely discussed concepts are presented in straightforward language and are supported with over 100 photographs and illustrations.
Other books by Robin McKenzie include Treat Your Own Back, Treat Your Own Neck, The Lumbar Spine: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, and The Cervical and Thoracic Spine: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.